A former client of mine, Linda, was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2002. Believe it or not, what happened next might have a LOT in common with your relationship with money and abundance.
Understandably, Linda was terrified when she was first diagnosed. She immediately underwent intense chemotherapy and radiation treatments. They also surgically removed tumors from her leg. As she later told me, “it was HELL.” Fortunately, it seemed to work as she was declared “in remission” in 2003.
Stick with me – I’ll make the connections between her and your relationship with money in just a minute.
Despite her “remission”, Linda continued to find spots on her legs – like mini-tumors. Each time, her doctor cut it out – leaving yet another “dent” and permanent scar on her leg. When this happened, usually 3-4 times a year, Linda would come to her coaching call in tears. Tears of fear AND of frustration.
I supported her as best as I could. Inwardly, I was as frustrated as she was. Not only because it kept happening, but because I knew there were other ways to deal with it.
Years earlier, I had faced some serious health challenges myself. Through that, I was blessed to work with some amazing natural and alternative healers. That’s why I knew she had other options. And yet it wasn’t my role as a coach to try to convince her of this. I had to wait until she was ready – IF she ever got to that point.
At the same time, I knew that staying silent didn’t support her either. So for the next three years, when she came to a call announcing they found another spot, I would gently tell her…
“When and if you are ever open to it, just know that there are other options available to you.”
That’s it. No pressure. No convincing. No attachment to what she did. Just a gentle reminder – a seed I planted in her mind that I continued to water.
And then one day, she came to her call and said, “I’m ready now.”
Caught off guard, I asked, “Ready for what?”
“I’m ready to explore those other options. I found another spot. And I’ve HAD IT. I’m tired of them cutting away chunks of my body. This isn’t how I want to live my life.”
Long story short, I directed her to the naturopath who had had the greatest impact in my life. Linda jumped into the alternatives she learned with both feet and never looked back.
She lived another 13+ years. Even better, she ENJOYED her for another 13+ years. And they never had to remove another spot.
So what does this have to do with you and money?
Bottom line, it’s so I can do for you what I did with Linda.
If pressure, stress, frustration, fear, guilt – if SCARCITY – around money is like a “cancer” affecting your life, health and well-being…
If you’ve tried to “cure” it with all the usual approaches of making more and spending less, following a budget and/or getting out of debt…
If you’ve tried things like the Law of Attraction, vision boards, affirmations and the like…
And it’s not working the way you expected and hoped and you’re tired of it…
Then know this.
When and if you’re open to it, there IS another way.
And I’m going to make a point of regularly reminding you of this truth.
So, my friend, when you’re ready to discover this “other way”, just let me know and we’ll connect.
Because it all comes down to this.
You were created BY abundance, FOR abundance. Which means that all that you need to fully live the life you were created to live IS available to you – including money. But you need to learn how to recognize, access and utilize it in ways that support you to grow and flourish. To live a life of freedom and joy, peace of mind and well-being – IN ABUNDANCE.
That’s what I want for you. If that’s what you want and what you’ve been doing isn’t working, let’s connect.